budget bill

The dysfunction created by the filibuster, the debt ceiling, parliamentary opinions and deficit fear-mongering can end.
The measure is intended to curb the use of funds originally designated for reforestation and fire prevention programs.
Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.
The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.
The budget bill just quietly erased one of the best filing strategies.
The plan is to keep passing GOP bills that ignore the Democrats' concerns.
The sound of jingling coins that could be heard as members of Congress skipped off to National and Dulles airports was payment for a job well done.
A government shutdown once again loomed, and familiar deadlines and ultimatums flew around Washington. And Congress just used the threat to loosen the rules created in the wake of the financial crisis, a victory for Wall Street banks in their constant and well-funded campaign against reform.